Tipperary captain Brendan Maher matched one of Brian Cody's proudest achievements last Sunday
Published 07/09/2016 | 09:02
Nobody in the history of the GAA has enjoyed a career quite like Brian Cody.
Three All-Ireland titles as a player has been followed by 11 championship medals as Kilkenny manager, putting Cody's place in the annals of GAA history beyond question.
One of his particularly impressive achievements was being the last man - until last Sunday - to captain his county to both senior and minor All-Irelands.
Tipperary's comprehensive win over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final saw Brendan Maher lift the Liam McCarthy Cup as captain, a feat he also achieved as a minor when he hoisted the Irish Press Cup in 2007.
That puts Maher alongside Cody in a very exclusive club.
According to Irish Mirror journalist Pat Nolan, only three other men - Sean Condon (Cork), Tony Wall and Jimmy Doyle (both Tipperary) - have captained both minor and senior All-Ireland-winning teams.